SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 27, 2016 — With disruptive changes occurring in the electronics supply chain, 26,000 professionals will converge on SEMICON West 2016 (July 12-14) at Moscone Center in San Francisco to hear insider perspectives on what the future holds for the industry. Keynote speakers and expert panelists will discuss both challenges and opportunities to help companies navigate turbulent times.
On July 12, John Kern, Cisco’s senior VP of Supply Chain Operations, will give the Opening Keynote on “The Digital Supply Chain - The Next Breakthrough Opportunity.” Kern states, “Of all the disruptive changes in the electronics sector, the biggest impact may come from the digitization of manufacturing and the emergence of the digital supply chain.”
On July 13, Denny McGuirk, president and CEO of SEMI, will moderate the CONNECT Executive Summit, with the theme “Everything Is Changing.” With widespread mergers and acquisitions and China building more new chip fabs than any other country, the world has changed dramatically. Panelists Bertrand Loy (Entegris), Bridget Karlin (Intel), and Michael Campbell (Qualcomm) will discuss how they are realigning business models, strategies, and technologies to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities.
On July 14, Atul Mahamuni, VP of IoT Product Management at Oracle, will present the Thursday Keynote on “Internet of Things in Smart Manufacturing: A Three Phase Journey to Operational Excellence,” focusing on how to extend your business applications to the physical devices in manufacturing operations.
In addition to executive events, SEMICON West will present eight business and technology forums, including three new and updated forums:
- Extended Supply Chain Forum — includes IC Design Summit, Smart Manufacturing and Analog programs
- Advanced Manufacturing Forum — includes lithography, scaling, MEMS/sensors, power electronics, interconnects, 3D integration, materials, 200mm, 3D printing, and more)
- Advanced Packaging Forum — includes SiP, photonics, power, and flexible hybrid electronics
Five additional forums —Test, Sustainable Manufacturing, Silicon Innovation, Flexible Hybrid Electronics, and World of IoT — round out the extended electronics supply chain event.
To register for SEMICON West 2016, visit www.semiconwest.org. Learn more about keynotes and the executive summit. For a limited time, register for only $100 (includes admission to keynotes, TechXPOTs, Silicon Innovation Forum, World of IoT Theatre, 700 exhibits, and Intersolar).
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